DaBaby fires back at Questlove, says he doesn't know who Quest is.
DaBaby Responds to Questlove's Criticism by Saying He Doesn't Know Him, Gets Roasted by Twitter
The Charlotte rapper caught wind of Questlove calling him out for his controversial comments and responded on Instagram.
On Wednesday (July 28), the Roots drummer took to Instagram where he posted a list of artists that included Sault, Megan Thee Stallion, Sade, and more. Also included on the list was DaBaby’s name but Questlove had scratched it from the line-up.
Questlove said that he wasn’t trying to make headlines, only take a stance. “Right is right & his actions are wrong,” he added. “Somebody Gotta say it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism–this should go w/o saying is morally wrong.”
In response to Quest, DaBaby shared his IG story, writing. “I ain’t even tryna be funny when i say …. i do NOT KNOW WHO DIS N*GGA IS DAWG,” the rapper wrote, adding, “& do not care about losing you as a fan my boy lol @questlove.”
You can read DaBaby’s full message below.
"These n----s really think they gone influence people to stop f---in w/ the INFLUENCE," he continued. "I got da influence AND the nuts n----."
In a third Story, he clapped back at those who have spoken up against him. "Y'all extra a-- n----s tagging along playing on my top like I'm a n---- you can bully or sumn," he wrote, adding laughing-crying emojis. "goin out y'all way creating art work & s--- tryna gain fans off my situation cuz it's QUIET for y'all. N----s better hit the studio or sumn."
Viral tweets that made the clash even more clear: “Saying you don’t know who Questlove is should strip you of hip hop credibility.”
Others — including producer Joseph Patel, who toiled aside Questlove to being Summer of Soul to screens — pointed out that Quest backed DaBaby on drums when the rapper performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the drummer is musical director.
See how Twitter responded to his clapback at Questlove: